Athens Sheriff

ATHENS, Ohio — The following are incidents reported to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office on March 16:

* Deputies received a report of a possible burglary at a residence in The Plains. Deputies met with the complainant whom suffers from extreme mental illness and learned that no burglary had occurred at that time. The subject was advised to cease calling unless an actual emergency or crime was occurring, and was also offered to be put in contact with a counselor. The subject declined any assistance and advised they would contact their counselor in the morning. Deputies returned to patrol.

* Deputies responded to Monk Road, in Nelsonville on an unconscious male in a vehicle. On arrival the male was found to be sleeping. The vehicle he was in did not have valid plates and was tagged for removal in four hours.

* Deputies took a report of misuse of a phone that had an outstanding bill but had not been returned to the owner. The owner was advised by the phone company to file a report to get the suspect off the account. No further actions were needed.

* Hopewell contacted the Sheriffs Office on picking up a patient on a pink slip. The male was located in Chauncey and was transported to the hospital.

* Deputies were contacted by ACCS who advised that they received information in regards to a possible child neglect. Deputies were requested to conduct a well being check on a 5-year-old child. Contact was made at the residence and the child seemed to be fine, deputies spoke to the father of the child. Nothing was seen that warranted calling ACCS to the scene. Deputies relayed that information back to the agency.

* Deputies were dispatched to 681, in Albany in regards to a suspicious male walking house to house seeking fuel. The area was patrolled, however the male was not located. No further calls were received in regards to this male.

* Deputies were dispatched to The Plains in regards to a female making suicidal comments. Deputies made contact with the female and she was transported to OMH on a blue slip.

* Deputies responded to Selby Road in regards to a domestic dispute. The caller advised a family member was yelling and threatening other family members at the residence. The suspect fled prior to deputies arrival. There was no criminal action at this time, the caller was advised of her options.

* Deputies received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Carbondale area. While en route deputies were advised that the vehicle went to a residence and a male was harassing a person at the residence. Deputies made contact at the described residence and were advised that there were no issues at that time. Deputies returned to patrol.


ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports March 17:

* Deputies responded to Tomoko Trailer Park for a possible trespasser in a vacant trailer. Contact was made with the male who advised that he owns the trailer and is in the process of remodeling the residence. He advised that he has been in contact with the Health Department in reference to the structure.

* Deputies spoke with a male that reported his property on Harmony Road had been entered. A padlock on a storage building was cut off, and a separate building was also entered. Nothing was reported missing from the property. The complainant was advised to call if any property is noticed missing. Also no evidence was left at the scene. No further action required at this time.

* Deputies responded to an address in The Plains in reference to a 911 hang up call. Deputies arrived in the area and found the address to be an empty lot. Athens County 911 was unable to get back in contact with the caller or provide a better address for deputies to check. Deputies returned to patrol.

* Deputies responded to The Plains area on a private property accident. Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with both parties who agreed to take care of the incident between themselves. Returned to patrol.

* Deputies were on patrol on U.S. 33 near State Route 550 when they observed debris in the roadway. Deputies removed the debris from the roadway. No further action taken.

* Deputies responded to South Poplar Drive in Jacksonville for a report of a burglary alarm. While deputies were en route, the homeowner stated that it was a false alarm. No further action taken.

* CIU conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 33. While on the stop, the odor of marijuana could be smelled coming from the inside of the vehicle. The driver admitted to being in possession. A search of the vehicle yielded marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia. These items were seized as evidence.

* A female contacted the Sheriff’s Office in reference to finding what she believed to be stolen mail. She was advised to contact the post master.

* Deputies took a report of stolen mail that had been discarded along the roadway. Deputies retrieved the mail and returned it to its rightful owners. This case is being referred to the postmaster for a follow-up.

* Deputies responded to Fisher Road for a report of a theft. The complainant stated that she noticed her mail box was opened and mail was taken. This case will be referred to the post master.

* CIU conducted a traffic stop on Johnson Road in The Plains for a vehicle defect. Upon speaking with the driver, he admitted to being in possession of marijuana. The marijuana was seized and will be submitted for destruction.

* A female contacted the Sheriff’s Office reporting an unauthorized use of a vehicle. After speaking with the male half he advised that the two agreed to a trade of two vehicles, and he was in possession of the title. He also advised that he had text messages documenting the agreement. He was advised to keep all evidence of the transaction for future reference, and to contact the appropriate person in reference to the title. Contact was again made with the female who was advised of the information the male advised. She stated that she did not trade vehicles. She was advised that if she wanted to file a report in reference to the unauthorized use she would need to provide an official statement. She was advised to come to the Sheriff’s Office to file the statement. The female never arrived to provide the statement.

* Deputies responded to a dispute between roommates. Upon making contact the original complainant was advised that due to the fact that the other roommate paid rent that he would have to be evicted from the residence. Both parties were advised that they did not have the legal right to move the others property from the residence. All parties were advised to remain civil for the evening.


ATHENS — The following reports were released by the Athens County Sheriff on March 19:

* Deputies responded to a complaint of an abandoned vehicle on Pleasanton Road. The vehicle appeared just to be broken down. Contact could not be established with the owner.

* Deputies responded to First Street in The Plains for an activated alarm. It was determined this was a medical emergency and EMS personnel on scene assisted victim. Units returned to patrol.

* Deputies responded to a trespass complaint on McDougal Road. The caller stated he did not wish to make a report on the incident. Deputy patrolled the area in an attempt to ID the subject on the caller’s property. Subject was not located.

* A male contacted the sheriff’s office advising that he witnessed a female enter his apartment while he was walking his dog. The caller requested the area to be patrolled and if contact was made to advise the female not to return to his apartment. No contact.

* Deputies responded to Stewart where the caller advised her husband was possibly having medical issues. Contact was made and the male was voluntarily transported by ACEMS.

* Deputies patrolled Chauncey on a 911 call from a deactivated cell phone. The deputy patrolled the area and checked residences in the area, but did not locate the caller.

* Deputies responded to East First Street in The Plains for a report of gunshots. Deputies patrolled the area and was unsuccessful in locating. No further action taken.

* A female caller reported that she was not happy with her niece staying with her nephew. The caller advised that the niece’s custodial mother was aware of the arrangement. The caller suspected possible drug use in the past but no specific information was provided that indicated anyone was in immediate harm. The woman stated she would be in contact with Children’s Services to further pursue the issue. No action needed at that time.

* Deputies were dispatched to Lang Road in reference to individuals taking shelter in an abandoned residence. The area was patrolled on foot and no contact was made with any individuals inside the residence or in the general area. Complaint unfounded. No further action taken.


ATHENS — The following incidents were reported by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office on March 20:

* Deputies responded to McDougal Road in reference to a suspicious vehicle/ suspicious activity. Deputies made contact with the male and female parked partially in roadway. The pair reported to being extremely tired and just pulled over to sleep for a while. It was determined male driver was valid and had no warrants. He was sent on his way without any further action or contact. Female passenger had two felony warrants. She was taken into custody and transported to SEORJ without incident.

* Deputies were dispatched to Lottridge Road, Guysville in reference to an abandoned vehicle in the roadway. An attempt to contact the owner on Dutchridge Road was negative; the Ford Tempo was towed and a B3200 Kubota tractor was found sitting on Dutchridge abandoned. Both items were towed due to creating a road hazard.

* Deputies were dispatched to S. 8th St. Jacksonville on a report of a male subject that was seen entering a residence under remodel construction through a window. Upon arriving on scene the male was still found to be inside the residence and was taken into custody. The male was found to only be wearing a T-shirt, and it was apparent he was having mental health issues. The male was transported to O’Blenness Memorial Hospital for a medical and mental evaluation.

* Deputies were dispatched to a North St. The Plains residence on a report of a burglary. Deputies arrived on scene and a report was taken.

* Deputies took a theft report by phone from a complainant from McDougal Road in Millfield. The complainant stated that a catalytic converter was stolen off her vehicle.

* Deputies responded to Oak Street in The Plains for a report of a domestic dispute. Deputies spoke with both parties who had conflicting stories. Deputies were advised the male and female were fighting over a set of car keys. Deputies could not determine the primary aggressor in this incident. Both parties were given citations for disorderly conduct by fighting. Both parties were separated for the evening.

* Deputies responded to U.S. 33 near Movies 10 in Nelsonville for a report of a male inside a vehicle that brandished a firearm at another person. Ohio State Highway Patrol made a traffic stop with the vehicle on Columbus Road in Athens. This case was investigated by Ohio State Highway Patrol.


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